Matuma Letsoalo is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003, focussing on politics and labour, and collaborated with the M&G's centre for investigations, amaBhungane, from time to time.In 2011, Matuma won the South African Journalist of the Year Award and was also the winner in the investigative journalism category in the same year.In 2004, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year prize – the MKO Abiola Print Journalism Award. Matuma was also a joint category winner of the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the year Award in 2008. In 2013, he was a finalist for Wits University's Taco Kuiper Award.
The DA lamented Zuma's "missed opportunity" and also joined the IFP in condemning the EFF's interruptions.
The party has realised it cannot continue to bail out Eskom and the state’s wage bill is too high.
But there is increasing alarm about the state’s inconsistent application of its policies and the subsequent effects on investor confidence.
Cosatu has threatened to strike over Zuma signing the 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill into law, but Sdumo Dlamini still respects the president.
President Jacob Zuma’s colleagues and allies are increasingly finding the courage to confront him.
The SACP's Solly Mapaila has called for a stop to ANC leaders being manipulated by businesses such as those owned by the Gupta family.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan shocked the ANC lekgotla with his proposal to reduce social spending as a government cost-cutting measure.
ANC and aligned youth structures remain unhappy with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, but will take the call for his removal off the streets.
The Black Business Council says it should have been invited to give input on "South Africa Inc" at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Herman Mashaba says he’ll make Johannesburg a business-friendly city if he is elected mayor in the upcoming municipal elections.